U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue - Focus On Terror And Access To Headley‎

As SM Krishna and Hillary Clinton begin strategic dialogue, the big focus is the expanding partnership on counterterrorism between India and the US. Foreign Minister Krishna is pushing hard for access to David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American national arrested in connection with the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack. "We value the support we have received from the US government in our investigations. In this regard, access to our authorities to persons who have been apprehended by your government in connection with the Mumbai terror attack is perhaps the logical next step. We are confident that our continued cooperation will lead to realization of this objective," Krishna said at the plenary session of the Indo-US strategic dialogue. India may get access to Headley on Friday. An Indian team is in Chicago to interrogate him. The team comprises officers of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) and a law officer.